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Old 01-17-2011, 05:43 PM   #9091 (permalink)
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:43 PM   #9092 (permalink)
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Thought you didn't like star wars?
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:03 AM   #9093 (permalink)
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A good movie, but a terrible series finale
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:42 AM   #9094 (permalink)
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^That's actually the series prequel, I mean in terms of storyline. It's not usually considered as one of Lynch's best, but I really like it. Obviously, I've seen Twin Peaks series before it and that helped me appreciate the film more. It's chilling and is a good indicator of what the series might have looked like, if Lynch had total control with his vision. Although I love the Twin Peaks series as it is just fine.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:54 AM   #9095 (permalink)
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Well, as I understood it is also the prequel and the finale, since you find out what happened to agent Cooper in the end. The absence of Audrey Horne really bummed me.
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Ah yeah, Lynch likes to mess with time line quite a bit . As for Audrey, she wasn't in Laura's circle of friends, that would explain her absence. But, what really bugged me was that Lara Flynn Boyle didn't play Donna. I just couldn't see that other actress as the same character.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:38 AM   #9097 (permalink)
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yes, that was pretty irritating too, especially because Moira Kelly is ugly as hell while Lara Flynn Boyle was pretty
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:28 AM   #9098 (permalink)
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Thought you didn't like star wars?
Nope, not me.
I think I'd seen it as a kid and didn't like it, but I'm pretty sure I haven't mentioned that on here. Plus, I was a child...
Now I'm questioning whether I atually watched the original Star Wars or just the prequels (the prequels came out around the time I was quite young) but meh, I loved it. I can't wait to see The Empire Strikes Back.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:35 PM   #9099 (permalink)
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I recently watched this film as part of an ongoing initiative to culture myself.
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Much better than I expected but despite the glowing reviews, it is not entirely faultless. The plot itself is a little convoluted and the film seems to have a couple of endings before it's end.

However the use of Boston locales as described in the novel and use of local untrained actors and some local vernacular definitely pushes the film in terms of authenticity and the performances are exemplary

Some of the set pieces are simply superb and the moral centre of the film is deliciously skewed asking you the viewer questions instead of providing answers.

Ben Affleck (writer/director) gets a lot flack for his acting ability but boy oh boy does he have a directors eye and it's an accomplished debut.
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Here's a review I found on RYM that sums up Mulholland Drive nicely. (Some spoilers)

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How to make a cult classic movie:

1. DO NOT END IT! The worst thing any director can do to their film is offer any sense of conclusion whatsover. I know it sounds sketchy, but so long as you say you're 'leaving it open to interpretation' people will mistake your laziness for genius. Trust me, it works every time!

2. Don't stop at leaving just one plotline unfinished! The more the merrier, introduce as many intriguing, entirely unrelated plots as you can, publicly swear on your life that they're all related, and laugh heartily as people scramble to figure out how it all connects! Always a gas!

3. Anybody can throw a bunch of stupid random things together at the end of a movie and seem artsy, but YOU'RE different. You have the midas touch when it comes to cinematic non sequitur and your fans know it. Old people crawling out of paper bags?! It's so genius. SO genius. I'm gonna start fingering myself now.

4. Want to throw in some tasteless lesbian nude scenes? Normally these would be dismissed as tacky and useless, but so long as you have a long running reputation as a 'genius' film director they'll be seen as 'artful' and 'a metaphor'

5. Worried that people will see through your countless filmmaking bluffs? Never fear! Your army of devoted fans will mercilessly attack everyone who dares to bash your masterpiece as being artless neanderthals.

Well, now you're on your way to becoming a genius film director. Hopefully this guide has given you a look inside the mind of some of film's greatest minds, as well as some ideas of your own! See you at Cannes, maestro!
All this sums up is the ability of the "reviewer" to write recipes. The ability to engage in a film that wants you to loosen up your imagination and open yourself to the unpredictable nature of inner logic (film's and that of yourself) obviously eludes him.

If you think this film is random, like TheCunningStunt said, don't bother watching surreal films in general, 'cause compared to many Mulholland Dr. has a pretty cohesive and understandable structure.
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